Harriet Miers tells a pro-life group that she is in favor of a Human Life Amendment.
She tells a women’s group that decisions about abortion
should be guided by principles of “self-determination.” involve a “debate . . . surrounding the attempt to once again criminalize abortions or to once and for all guarantee the freedom of the individual women’s right to decide for herself whether she will have an abortion.”
She tells George W. Bush that he is the greatest.
Do you see the pattern?
Now she knows that her survival depends upon convincing judicial conservatives that she will hew closely to the text of the Constitution.
What do you suppose the chances are that she is going to tell us just what we want to hear?
UPDATE: See this post below. The Washington Post ran a story this morning saying that Miers gave a speech claiming that abortion issues (among others) should be guided by principles of “self-determination.” I am not sure the Post is right about this, and I have stricken language from this post that accepted that characterization. However, I am extremely concerned by the way that Miers framed the debate, and I have added other language to the post that reflects that concern.